Candlemas dates back to the Roman Empire when altar candles were burnt to chase away the bad spirits and protects homes and fields. In Lux this day is known as Liichtmessdag and children go from house to house carrying the paper lanterns which they made themselves begging for lard and peas (as the song which they sing says) but actually wishing well and asking for candies.
In France February 2 is celebrated as the Day of the Crêpe/Pancake Day/la Chandeleur. On this day households all over France make crêpes. This is because it is believed that crêpes symbolize prosperity.
Carnival or Fuesend is celebrated big time in Luxembourg. It’s time to dress up, party and have candy. It starts on Candlemas day goes on until Bretzelsonndeg (Pretzel Sunday), the 4th Sunday of Lent (14 March 2021). During that period, in normal times, a lot of Carnival events and parades takes place – so watch out this space – if there are any events we will publish them….!
Drawing workshop animated and led by the Miyo team!
Where: miyo concept store, 169 route d’Arlon, L-8009 Strassen
When: 6 February -> check website for details
Age: 6-10 years
Cost: see website
All sanitary and safety measures applied:
– maximum 4 babies per class 👶👶👶👶
– only one parent allowed (👩 or 👨🦰)
– disinfection of all equipment after each class
– wearing mask for adults obligatory at all times
– disinfectant gel and soap/water available !
KindyROO aims to enrich the learning potential and health of children, by providing a fun and educational environment in which parent and child can bond and learn together. Come along to KindyROO Luxembourg to try the acclaimed classes and understand how we can help your child to maximize their learning potential! See website below for further details!
Where: Cloche d’Or CC, level E (25, bd F.W. Raiffeisen, 2411 Luxembourg)
When: check out the detailed schedule and their Facebook posts
Age: 6 weeks – 5 years
Youth corners workshops for children! Read more details what exactly that is here
Where: Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, 1b rue du Centenaire, L-3475 Dudelange, Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
When: 6 Feb: 10h00 – 12h30; 14h00 – 17h00
Age: 6 – 10 years & 10 -14 years
Cost: 7 EUR
Monthly readings with animation for children. Registration for events is required at the reception of the library, but possible until the day before the appointment!
Where: Aalt Stadhaus, 38, avenue Charlotte, L-4530 Differdange
When: 6 Feb: 11h30 & 14h0
Age: Kids, parents
Concert for kids and adults!
Where: Philharmonie Luxembourg, 1 Place de l’Europe, 1499 Luxembourg
When: 6-7 February 2021
Age: 4-8 years
Cost: 12 EUR kids/ 18 EUR adults
Guided tour in English – Special guided tour “Luxembourg in the Middle Ages” on Saturday n Sunday -> Regular guided tour: The Luxembourg Story
Where: Lëtzebuerg City Museum, 14, rue du Saint-Esprit, L-2090 Luxembourg
When: 6-7 Feb – 14h
Age: suitable for older kids
Cost: free for kids/adults pay museum entrance fe
An augmented book is not one in which the number of pages has been increased. The authors of these books have just found many different ways of bringing their stories to life! With the help of their readers, the words and characters on the paper break free to enter new worlds, some virtual and some real. In the AB 2.0 exhibition, all that is needed is a well-placed fold, the trace of a coloured pencil, or the slide of a finger on a tablet for the stories to yield endless possibilities. Through interactive installations and workshops, visitors will be able to (re)discover how versatile books can be, as well as some fun and surprising approaches to reading.
Where: Place des Rotondes L-2448 Luxembourg
When: 23.01.2021 > 07.02.2021 (Thursday-Sunday)
Age: All ages
Cost: Free entry for prior booking of a time slot is mandatory
Head over with your kids to Rotondes for a whole weekend of fables, classic and contemporary tales and readings, unusual performances and workshops. Check out all performances details on the website!
Where: Rotonde, places de Rotondes, L-2448 Luxembourg-Bonnevoie
When: 23 Jan – 7 Feb
Age: 6+ years
Cost: 6/12 EUR
In this workshop, we experiment with printing techniques that are child’s play. We work with water soluble inks and natural materials such as leaves, twigs, tree bark or wood. Be amazed and see how easy it is to print pictures, cards or wrapping paper yourself and learn more about famous printing artists and their works.
Where: MNHA, National Museum of History and Art, rue Munster 25, L-2160 Luxembourg and Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, 28 Rue Munster, L-2160, Luxembourg Ville
When: 7 Feb: 14h30
Age: 8-12 yrs
Cost: museum entry fees
And you shouldn’t forget about the 501 Things To Do With Kids In And Around Luxembourg Guide — it is the perfect way to plan your weekend or weekly getaway — visit a park, got to a camping site, take a picture perfect stroll down a nature trail…..…..Check out our main site for some sample ideas!
Stay safe and healthy!